Saturday, August 10 2019

White Pelican

The American White Pelican is a huge white bird with a nine-foot wingspan and an enormous orange bill. They are one of the largest of the boreal birds. They can weigh as much as 30 pounds and their wing spans can exceed nine feet.

Their bill can hold 3 gallons of water, and after the fish have been caught the bill is pointed downward allowing the water to drain, and then the bill is raised and the bird swallows. During flight, the White Pelican's long neck is folded back on its body, and its black primaries and outer secondaries contrast prominently with the rest of the wing.

Thursday, July 18 2019

White Ibis

The White Ibis is one of the most numerous wading birds in Florida commonly seen feeding in flocks on lawns of homes in urban areas. They find food by touch while probing, by sight at other times, seizing items from surface. White Ibises may steal food from each other and, in turn, have food stolen from them by larger species.

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